Growing Eggplant

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Growing eggplants should be done in a bright sunny spot. Learn how to grow eggplant in your vegetable garden in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb". Eggplant; eggplant's one that you can easily grow in a bright sunny spot. Eggplant needs about 6 hours to maybe more of bright sun a day. Remember it's in the solanace family just like the tomatoes and peppers. And by that, it needs that good sunlight. Solanace means, sun lover, and these do need the sun as well. Good peat pearlite combination for starting the plant. Add extra peat moss when you get ready to replant the plant. And of course, if you're ready for your own eggplant Parmesan, well it's nice to have your own harvest. Make sure they don't get to mature on the plant. Sometimes they start to get kind of a golden color, and that means you're letting these eggplants mature too long on your plant, so take them earlier, and you'll have a better tasting eggplant for your dishes. Make sure they get a good water soluble plant food at about every 2 to 3 weeks, or if you start off with a good timed release, make sure you put that into the soil mix when you first get ready to plant. Six hours of bright son, make sure it gets a good water source on a regular basis, because large plants do need a good drink probably every other day. For On Gardening, I'm Stand DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".